Mecer Western Cape has been a partner to the Khanya Project since June 2001. Mecer became involved in the Project through the supply of computers to the Western Cape Education Department who saw the need to use technology to deliver curriculum.
Mecer supplies the vast majority of computers that the Khanya Project installs in schools, through the government tender process.
As part of its corporate social investment policy, Mecer Western Cape has equipped two computer laboratories for schools in historically disadvantaged communities. Vanguard Primary School, serving a diverse learner community, received the first donation worth over R400, 000. Zimaza Primary in Langa is the recipient of a second sponsorship. The entire school community is enthralled with their new acquisition. The company readily identifies itself with the community empowerment aims of the Khanya Project. For its part Mecer asserts its contribution to job creation by assembling, warehousing, servicing, and supporting its product locally, thus empowering local communities. Mecer are 'Proudly South African'.
They identify with Khanya's vision, particularly the drive for computer literacy for all learners and the performance enhancement and expansion of the learner base successfully registering for and completing Mathematics and Science on the Higher Grade. The true empowerment that learners derive from success in these learning areas enhances their access to tertiary education, employment and an improved lifestyle. Education through technology as approached by the Khanya Project transcends curriculum delivery.